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Risk Appetite Report

Dec 02 2019

NYISO Buyers Turn Back to Fixed

After two weeks of leading the power-buying pack in terms of risk appetite, NYISO buyers decreased their interest in index/flex solutions with a considerable move to fixed price solutions. ERCOT customers made a similar yet less dramatic move. Read more

Nov 25 2019

NYISO Buyers Increase Index/Flex Interest Again

For the second consecutive week, NYISO buyers increased their interest in index/flex solutions. Now at 23%, it’s nearly double the ratio from two weeks ago. Customers in ERCOT also made a significant increase in their risk appetite. Read more

Nov 11 2019

Risk Appetite Report: ERCOT Makes Most News

After taking last week off, ERCOT buyers are right back on top of the headlines. Buyers in this market reduced their appetite for risk by dropping from a 15% ratio to 9%. In other words, ERCOT decision makers asked for pricing requests on fixed price products for 91% of the overall volume that was priced. Read more

Nov 04 2019

NYISO Grabs Risk Headline from ERCOT

After several weeks where ERCOT buyers made the most news with their risk appetite, it was NYISO with the most dramatic action this week. NYISO buyers took a turn to risk-off as they reduced their interest in index/flex pricing solutions in favor of more fixed price products. ERCOT buyers reversed course… Read more

Oct 28 2019

Disappearing Act for ERCOT Risk

Buyers in ERCOT did an about face this week as they took a dramatic risk-off approach to commodity buying. The drop from a 22% to 7% ratio of index/flex to fixed pricing requests is a significant week-over-week shift. Read more

Oct 21 2019

ERCOT Risk Appetite Jumps

Buyers in ERCOT made the most news this week as they increased their interest in pricing on index and/or flex pricing solutions from 17% to 22%. There were minor increases in risk appetite in NYISO and NEPOOL while PJM decision-makers held steady. Read more

Oct 14 2019

Risk Appetite: Three of a Kind

Three out of four markets are showing the same level of risk appetite. Buyers in NYISO, ERCOT and PJM asked for pricing on index and/or flex pricing solutions this past week that represented 17% of overall volume. NEPOOL was the outlier at only 11%. Read more

Sep 30 2019

Double Digit Risk Appetite Remains for PJM, ERCOT

A risk appetite trend is emerging. Customers in NEPOOL and NYISO are consistently showing an overall interest in index and/or flex pricing solutions for about 10% of the volume they submit for quotes. Customers in PJM and ERCOT have nearly double that appetite for risk and have been at or beyond 20%… Read more